Man arrested after shotgun fired from back porch

The incident on Christmas Day occurred on Goldfinch Street in Abbotsford.

Residents in an Abbotsford neighbourhood experienced a disruptive end to their Christmas Day festivities.

At about 9:45 that evening, Abbotsford Police received a report that two loud bangs or shots had been heard coming from a home on Goldfinch Street.

Const. Ian MacDonald said that when police arrived, they discovered that a 46-year-old man had taken his shotgun out on the back porch and fired two shots.

Police cleared the home and executed a search warrant.

The man was arrested and a charges of careless use of a firearm will be recommended, MacDonald said.

A heavy police presence was at the home on Christmas evening, and the investigation continued for much of Boxing Day.